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A Great Year for NYC Eco-Schools!

8/9/2013 // By Emily Fano

It’s been a remarkable first year for NYC Eco-Schools. Aside from being the largest and most diverse public school system in the U.S. – New York City is also the urban area with the greatest number of registered Eco-Schools.  The program has […] Read more >

Bees, Birds and Butterflies: NYC Eco-School PS6 Hosts Gardening Workshop

6/19/2013 // By Emily Fano

In early June, over two dozen teachers, parent gardeners, and several students attended a free NYC Eco-Schools workshop “How to Create Wildlife-Friendly Schoolyard Habitats,” led by Eliza Russell, Director of National Wildlife Federation’s Education Programs. The workshop was held atop […] Read more >

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A Fight for Real Food – Food Revolution Day

5/16/2013 // By Guest Author

The second annual Food Revolution Day on May 17 is fast approaching but there are still plenty of ways to get involved! Learning how to cook is one of the most valuable skills you can ever obtain.  These skills were […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup- May 10, 2013

5/10/2013 // By Anne Goddard

 Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF: Inexcusable for EPA Nominee to be Denied Fair Vote May 9- Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Republicans […] Read more >

1-2-3-4, Who’re We Gonna Cheer For? Eco-Schools!

5/1/2013 // By Judith Kohler

“Way to go Cougars!” a student at Copper Mesa Elementary in Highlands Ranch exclaimed as the gym full of students cheered. The occasion was a kind of pep assembly at the Denver-area school, but it was unlike any pep assembly […] Read more >

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NYC Eco-School PS 57 Gets 2013 Green Ribbon Schools Award

4/25/2013 // By Emily Fano

On a gloriously sunny Earth Day, cheers erupted in NYC Eco-School PS 57′s large outdoor garden as the Staten Island elementary school found out it had won a 2013 Green Ribbon Schools award.  WNBC-TV was there to capture the excitement. Pre-kindergarteners jumped up […] Read more >

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Green STEM: An Educational Collision of Epic Proportion

4/17/2013 // By Jennifer Hammonds

  Our climate is changing at an alarming rate, and as a nation our young people are not prepared to provide the solutions necessary to mitigate and safeguard our world’s biodiversity, growing population, agricultural and transit systems and more.  In […] Read more >

Eco-Schools Mentor Visits from Wales

4/3/2013 // By Laura Hickey

The NWF Eco-Schools USA team was thrilled to host Lesley Jones, our Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) mentor, last month.  Lesley is the Chief Executive Officer for Keep Wales Tidy which operates the Wales Eco-Schools program.  We asked Lesley to […] Read more >

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How One Parent Made Biking a Priority for Fairfax County Public Schools

3/29/2013 // By Jennifer Murck

When Jeff Anderson requested bike racks at his children’s school in the fall of 2008, he had no idea this simple request would lead to him playing a key role in supporting the Safe Routes to Schools initiative in Fairfax […] Read more >

NWF’s Cool School Challenge Helps Schools Cut Carbon Emissions

3/20/2013 // By Guest Author

Gust post by Katie Siegel Last autumn, I had the opportunity to introduce NWF’s Cool School Challenge (CSC) to schools throughout Whatcom County, Washington as part of a partnership with the Community Energy Challenge (CEC) and the EPA’s Climate Showcase Communities […] Read more >